NVIDIA Teams with Amazon Web Services to Bring AI to Millions of Connected Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GPU Technology Conference—NVIDIA today announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT on NVIDIA® Jetson™ to enable customers to deploy AI and deep learning to millions of connected devices.

This joint solution enables models to be easily created, trained and optimized on AWS, then deployed to Jetson-powered edge devices using AWS IoT Greengrass.

The NVIDIA Jetson platform offers AI at the edge with high-performance and power-efficient computing. Applications include autonomous machines and smart cameras for industries such as retail, manufacturing, agriculture and more.

AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to edge devices, including machine learning inference, so they can act locally on the data they generate while still using the cloud for management, analytics and durable storage. Jetson-powered devices perform inference at the edge to take near real-time action using AWS IoT Greengrass. Data is then sent back to machine learning services such as Amazon SageMaker to improve model accuracy.

Jetson comes with a comprehensive set of software tools and SDKs, including NVIDIA JetPack™. It also supports multiple frameworks such as MXNet, Caffe, TensorFlow and PyTorch, so developers can use these algorithms to quickly deploy real-world applications.

“Jetson is a high-performance computer that’s built on the same architecture and unified software that powers the world’s fastest supercomputers,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA. “We offer the new Jetson Nano all the way to Jetson AGX Xavier, so IoT devices can now scale from small IoT devices to powerful IoT gateways.”

Jetson and AWS IoT Greengrass make it easy to deploy machine learning models optimized to run on IoT devices. Customers can save bandwidth and cost by running near real-time inference directly on a Jetson-powered device instead of sending data to the cloud first.

A Variety of Use Cases Made Smarter
Jetson brings AI to applications that were once unimaginable. In high-precision agriculture, Jetson-powered cameras running AWS IoT Greengrass can target weeds in near real time, capture previously unidentified weeds, upload anomalies to the cloud, and retrain and deploy the model quickly. This powerful technology combination makes agriculture smarter and more efficient to help feed the world’s growing population.

For automated optical inspection, product defects can be quickly identified on factory floors to avoid delays on manufacturing assembly lines. This increases productivity and minimizes losses to improve overall operational efficiency.

In retail, Jetson-powered devices can monitor inventory, customer behavior, and checkout and process data on the edge, using AWS IoT Greengrass to deploy trained neural networks. This brings operational efficiencies and scale to the retail industry.

AWS will be showcasing a variety of IoT, machine learning and robotics demonstrations powered by Jetson devices at NVIDIA GTC this week. Stop by AWS booth 1221 or the Jetson pavilion 1543 and 1545 to see AWS IoT Greengrass and Jetson in action.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA‘s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.

For further information, contact:
Kristin Uchiyama
Sr. PR Manager, Autonomous Machines
NVIDIA Corporation
+1-408-313-0448
kuchiyama@nvidia.com

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: NVIDIA collaborating with AWS to enable customers to deploy AI and deep learning to millions of connected devices; AWS IoT Greengrass enabling NVIDIA Jetson to deploy AI for edge devices and models to be created, trained and deployed to Jetson-powered edge devices; the benefits, impact, performance and abilities of the NVIDIA Jetson platform and AWS IoT Greengrass, including in high-precision agriculture, automated optical inspection and retail; Jetson being built on the same architecture and software that powers the world’s fastest computers; NVIDIA’s Jetson offerings that enable IoT to scale from small devices to powerful gateways; Jetson and AWS IoT Greengrass making it easy to deploy machine learning models optimized to run on IoT devices and their ability to save customers bandwidth and cost by running inference on Jetson-powered devices; Jetson bringing AI to applications that were once unimaginable; and AWS’ showcase of products at GTC are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners’ products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the most recent reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company’s website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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WeRide Demonstrates Pre-Commercial Level 4 Autonomous Driving Solutions at GTC 2019

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WeRide Demonstrates Pre-Commercial Level 4 Autonomous Driving Solutions at GTC 2019

Announces Plans to Use NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus in Next-Generation Fleet

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WeRide, a leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) technology, announced it will demonstrate its L4 sensor suite and pre-commercial solutions during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2019 (GTC), and display its latest L4 autonomous vehicle model, the Nissan LEAF 2. The company also announced it will use the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus™ platform for its next-generation autonomous vehicle fleet.

WeRide’s latest L4 autonomous driving vehicle, Nissan LEAF 2

“The pre-commercial L4 solutions that we are debuting at GTC are paving the way for WeRide’s rollout of RoboTaxi services in China in the future,” said Tony Han, CEO and co-founder of WeRide. “Our demonstration of the Nissan LEAF 2 is a significant step forward in showing that WeRide can help bring reliable, safe autonomous vehicles to market. Currently WeRide is establishing partnerships with OEMs in China and around the world.”

Technology Updates

The new sensor suite is combined with WeRide’s latest hardware and software solutions and is designed to increase accuracy and safety:

  • All wavelength detection on roof rack covers full 360-degree FoV (Field of View). The multiple wavelength cross-verified sensor design makes the detection more reliable.
  • The performance of LiDAR sensors has been significantly improved with up to 250 meters detection range facing front and extra coverage on both sides.
  • A front nose LiDAR for early detection has been designed to adapt to road and traffic conditions in China.
  • Data volume collected from all sensors is increased significantly, with real-time synchronization leveraging the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus platform.

CTO Presentation at GTC

WeRide CTO Yan Li will present at GTC on Thursday, March 21st at 4:00 pm in Grand Ballroom 220A at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. He will introduce the latest sensor suite in detail and speak about WeRide’s L4 technology progress.

About NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus

The NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus AI supercomputer achieves an unprecedented 320 trillion operations per second (TOPS) with an architecture built on two NVIDIA Xavier systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) and two next-generation Tensor Core GPUs. This energy-efficient high-performance platform runs an array of deep neural networks simultaneously and is designed to safely handle highly automated and fully autonomous driving.   

“NVIDIA DRIVE delivers the computational horsepower essential for WeRide’s development of safe self-driving fleets,” said Rishi Dhall, vice president, automotive business development at NVIDIA.

About WeRide

WeRide, a leading L4 autonomous driving company, is committed to developing autonomous driving technologies and services in China to provide safe, reliable and convenient transportation for everyone. In October 2018, a Series A fundraising led by strategic investor Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi was announced, and WeRide became the first L4 autonomous driving startup company in China to receive investment from and form strategic partnership with a global top tier automaker. WeRide consists of a strong technology team with more than 200 employees worldwide, 70% of whom are R&D engineers. Established in 2017, WeRide is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, with R&D and operation centers in Silicon Valley, USA, and Beijing and Anqing, China. For more information, please see www.weride.ai.

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TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During 2019 Annual Meeting

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TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During 2019 Annual Meeting

Industry Executives Kick Off Leading Trucking Technology Event

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ATLANTA, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council opened the doors on a sold out exhibit hall as part of TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight.Trucking Moves America Forward. (PRNewsFoto/American Trucking Associations)

“We are pleased to welcome more than 4,500 attendees to this exhibit hall and annual meeting,” said Robert Braswell, TMC executive director. “TMC’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition experienced strong growth in 2019, and remains a premier destination for manufacturers and suppliers. Our meeting is one of the few times that key industry decision makers and technology providers can come together and demonstrate the latest advances in trucking and it remains an event that ATA and TMC’s members should take pride in.”

This year’s exhibit features approximately 400 vendors spanning nearly 500,000 square feet. Featuring technology and equipment touching aspects of the trucking industry, this year’s exhibition is the largest tradeshow in the Council’s history. The grand opening of the Exhibit Hall was sponsored by ATA Featured Product provider Spireon Inc.

“For more than six decades, TMC has worked to raise professional and technical standards for the trucking industry,” said TMC General Chairman Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck Inc. “This annual meeting is an important part of that – not just to see what is available in the field on the exhibit hall floor – but to have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest advances in truck technology in our myriad of task forces and educational sessions.”

TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, presented by premier sponsor the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry, ACT1, is open through Thursday, and registration is open at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

TMC is America’s premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.


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is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward 

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